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    7 ways technology is improving our world.

    September 28, 2023 by emily.bailey

    Thursday, September 28, 2023

    How technology is improving lives | Schlage

    Technology impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, but is it really helping? We’ve rounded up some encouraging examples of how technology is impacting the world for good.



    Technology impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, but is it really helping? We’ve rounded up some encouraging examples of how technology is impacting the world for good. 


    Whether you are tech savvy with all the newest gadgets or prefer a technology-free lifestyle, we hope these examples expand your understanding of how technology is helping improve people’s lives and wellbeing. 

    Farmers in field at sunset looking at tablet.

    Technology for aging in place

    If you or a loved one is aging in place, there are several technology tools to help with safety and independence.


    Personal sidekick

    ElliQ is a “sidekick for healthier, happier aging.” This simple, easy to use tool uses voice interaction and a screen display to help people maintain independence as they age. Practical aids like appointment reminders and weather updates can help simplify daily routines, while interactive games, conversation, and simple video calls with family help improve connectedness and companionship. 

    Fall detection

    Amazon’s Alexa Together can pair with compatible third-party fall detection devices to provide voice assistance if a fall is detected. If help is needed, Alexa Together has a professionally staffed 24/7 Urgent Response team to provide personalized help and alert emergency contacts. 


    Vayyar Care is an innovative fall detection device that is compatible with Alexa Together. Using unique touchless technology, Vayyar Care monitors for falls around the home. With camera-free imaging radar sensors, it is possible to have constant, automatic fall detection that maintains privacy and doesn’t require a wearable device.

    Remote unlock for emergencies

    In the event of a fall or other emergency, first responders may need to quickly enter the home. Select Schlage smart locks include remote unlock through the Schlage Home app, so you never have to worry about compromising security or ease of access. Smart locks can help with aging in place, especially when paired with compatible hands-free voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. 

    Education and technology

    Technology has provided many new options for education. From apps and software to robots, technology has radically impacted the world of education. One of the most exciting new systems for learning development comes from Lego Education. With a variety of learning toys for every age or grade level, Lego Education uses play to help kids connect with different subjects. Younger children can enjoy learning about subjects including shapes, emotions, and storytelling, while older students can stretch themselves with more advanced concepts like robotics. Learning through play helps kids encounter entertaining challenges, prompting them to problem solve, make mistakes, and build resilience


    Whether used at school or in the home, learning toys are an exciting way to help children develop creativity and knowledge. 

    Nurse holding tablet

    Technology improving healthcare

    With many doctors offering telehealth, it’s likely you have already experienced first-hand the convenience that technology is bringing to healthcare. Wearable technology like smartwatches help motivate preventative health through exercise monitoring, nutrition tracking, and sleep data. For more extreme health interventions like surgery, Augmented Reality is being used to help doctors collaborate long distance to enable better outcomes for patients. 


    One of the most interesting modern technologies on the rise in healthcare is 3D printer technology. 3D printing enables doctors to create patient-specific anatomical models that can be handled and examined for pre-operative planning and more customized surgery. 3D printing is also expediting the production of different types of medical equipment; by using 3D printed prototypes, many medical devices are being produced faster and at a reduced cost. Those are only a few of the many innovations 3D printing is bringing to healthcare, and it is expected to continue making an impact across many other medical specialties. 

    Technology for building a more accessible world

    Over the past few decades, tremendous progress has been made toward building a more accessible world. As ADA requirements, assistive technology, and social awareness continue to progress, so must our resolve to challenge the status quo. By keeping accessibility at the forefront of our minds, we can start to examine how buildings and businesses can do a better job of welcoming persons of all abilities.


    STANLEY Access Technologies, a leading manufacturer, installer, and service provider of automatic doors in North America has worked with New Horizons Village, a community that is home to 101 adults with varying degrees of physical disabilities, to advance the mission of accessibility for all. The staff of New Horizons Village are experts in accessibility because they understand the true needs of their tenants. New Horizons Village tasked STANLEY Access Technologies with providing wheelchair accessible door solutions for their campus. Now, with the push of a button, their doors open and close automatically. It has been a monumental change for the tenants.


    Check out this video to learn more about how STANLEY Access Technologies and New Horizons Village are working together to further accessibility.


    Schlage and STANLEY Access Technologies are part of the Allegion family of brands. ABOUT ALLEGION: Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access. We keep people and their assets safe, wherever they are, bringing together simple solutions, convenient access and advanced technology. For more, visit

    Smart Devices for Wellness

    There are many technologies you can use in your home to help create healthier lifestyles for yourself and your loved ones. Smart tech for your home like smart refrigerators to help with healthy food prep, adjustable color temperature lighting to help with sleep rhythms, and air purifiers to help reduce air toxins are all great ideas for taking charge of your wellness with technology. 


    If you are looking for an easier way to get some daily exercise in, consider assembling a home gym with tech features. By cutting out the hassle of commuting to and from a workout facility, you can save time and make it easier to meet your exercise goals. While there are lots of smart exercise equipment products, you can also opt for simple, cost-effective technologies to suit your needs. For example, a laptop, smart TV or tablet instantly gives you access to the world of online workouts – many of which are free.

    Veteran jobs through tech

    Technology is also helping match military veterans with jobs. One challenge a veteran may face when looking for a civilian job is that their military experience and skills are not always a direct match. Amazon has developed a Military Skills Translator (MST) program that can translate military occupational specialties into skills utilized with specific roles at Amazon. Amazon also offers skills training in high-demand areas through the Amazon Technical Apprenticeship Program and AWS re/StartAmazon’s veteran hiring programs are a great example of how technology is creating jobs and can be used to help people improve and grow. 

    Wireframe mockup of house.

    Technology for advanced security

    Whether it’s at home, work, school or out and about, where we spend our time needs to be a safe place. Many technologies work to protect your safety as you walk through daily life. At Schlage, we create innovative smart lock solutions to protect what matters most and give you peace of mind from anywhere. With advanced security features, smart home compatibility, remote access and more, your home can be safer than ever with a Schlage smart lock.  

    Community service & tech

    Technological advances are also revolutionizing community service and outreach.


    Habitat for Humanity

    As the cost of building materials has skyrocketed, Habitat for Humanity has turned to technology to cut both the price and timeline of home construction. Using an Alquist 3D concrete printer, Habitat for Humanity built the first ever 3D printed home to be owner occupied in the United States. Thanks to 3D printing, the three-bedroom, 2-bathroom home was constructed in only 28 hours. And while that is a feat of technological brilliance in and of itself, concrete printing produces less waste and uses less energy than traditional construction, making it a more sustainable, earth-friendly approach. After this groundbreaking example from Habitat for Humanity, it is exciting to look to a future where more 3D printed homes could make homeownership more affordable for more families.

    While it may sometimes feel like a race to keep up with the latest smart gadgets, the examples above show a small taste of the many ways technology is making a positive impact in our lives and world.


    For over 100 years, Schlage has been designing innovative solutions to keep you and what matters most to you secure. Back in 1909, our founder, Walter Schlage, patented the first “smart home” device, a door lock that would also turn on the lights. From our original patents to the high-tech mobile solutions of today, our passion for door hardware is what drives us to keep developing products that provide you with peace of mind. We are committed to technological innovation that makes the world a better, more secure place. Browse our smart locks to find a solution that makes your home safer and your life easier. 

    Want a healthy home? Make it smart.

    September 20, 2023 by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    Modern entryway with matte black smart lock on green door.

    We’ve said it before: smart home technology can improve energy efficiency and help keep the environment healthy. But did you know it can also keep you healthy?



    We’ve said it before: smart home technology can improve energy efficiency and help keep the environment healthy. But did you know it can also keep you healthy?


    Wellness, and how the home can help you achieve it, is becoming increasingly important to both the people building houses and those who will ultimately live there. If you’re ready to jump on this trend and use your favorite technology to improve your daily health habits, we have some ideas for you.

    Modern entryway with matte black smart lock on green door.

    Sleep well

    A good night’s sleep is paramount to health. You’ll be in a better mood, more productive at work, more motivated to work out or play with the kids and have a better chance of losing or keeping off weight. So how can a smart home help you catch some ZZZs?


    Circadian lighting simulates the type of natural light you encounter at different parts of the day and has a huge impact on how well you sleep. Adding circadian lighting to your home can be as basic as installing a lightbulb or as high tech as choosing a system that changes the light’s color on a timer. There are also alarm clocks that gently wake you as opposed to startling you out of your slumber, something that almost always gets you up on the wrong side of the bed. And don’t forget the kiddos. Make bedtime easier on everyone with a combination alarm clock/night light/sound machine.

    Get cooking

    More and more kitchen appliances are getting smart. The refrigerator might have been one of the first to transition, but now several companies have introduced smart microwaves, which allow hands free operation by voice command or app control, and smart ovens which can be controlled remotely and have features like voice control and recipe suggestions.


    Some of these items can still be a bit pricey, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be smart in the kitchen. Use your Amazon Echo or Google Home, for example, to help you be a better chef. Who can remember what the internal cooking temperature should be for your meat? You don’t have to when you can say, “Alexa, what temperature should my chicken cook to?” And if your goal is to be better at meal prep and planning, use these assistants to help find healthy recipes, create your grocery list or even order your groceries for you when you’re synched to the appropriate services.


    Busy in the kitchen when guests arrive? By integrating your Schlage smart lock with an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device, all it takes is saying “Unlock the front door” for easy door control without any hassle.

    Find your peace of mind

    Sanity is a kind of healthy, and with today’s schedules getting increasingly hectic, sometimes not having to think about “just one more thing” can make you feel a whole lot better. With a smart lock like the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt, you’ll never have to wonder if you remembered to lock your door before you left the house. Simply check the lock’s status on your smartphone or ask Alexa from the other room.


    Other features can go a long way toward that peace of mind as well. The activity log in the Schlage Home app can tell you when an access code has been used, so you’ll know if your kids arrived home safely from school. You might even want to check on the locks at your elderly parents’ home if they often forget to secure their front door.


    Do you constantly find yourself forgetting your keys? Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt is compatible with Apple® home keys, giving you more ways to protect what matters most plus greater convenience through hands-free, remote technology. Enjoy keyless entry and seamless access to your home by simply tapping your Apple Watch or iPhone.

    Drink pure

    Drinking water that is contaminated can be detrimental to your health. Some contaminants are obvious, like dirt and parasites, but others can lead to serious health problems over time, even if they don’t have an immediate impact on your body. A smart water filter has technology that automatically monitors your water quality. Some units can even allow you to enter specific contaminants you want to track into the system’s app and then see how much of those components are being removed from your water. If you want to improve your water quality, then a smart water filter is just what you need maintain a healthy home.

    Keep an eye on the sky

    Whether you have common household hazards like pollen and dust or just want to keep track of what you are breathing, smart air purifiers are an excellent way to make sure that the air in your home is clean and healthy. These smart appliances combine app and voice controls, with air quality monitor capabilities, making it easy to ramp them up if things suddenly take a turn for the worse. This means you can breathe easy knowing your air is always being purified to the higher standards.


    Did you know the National Fire Protection Association recommends changing the batteries in your smoke detectors every 6 months? With already so many things to keep track of, it can be easy for homeowners to overlook this recommendation. So, no healthy home is complete without smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These devices can literally help keep you alive by actively monitoring for potential safety hazards, sending alerts to your phone if anything dangerous is detected, and alerting you when your device battery is low.


    When you integrate smart technology into your home, you not only do your part for the environment, but you can also improve your health and that of your family as well. Visit for more tips and trends in smart home automation.

    Voice control for smart locks.

    September 08, 2023 by emily.bailey

    Friday, September 8, 2023

    Voice control for smart locks | Schlage

    Learn all the benefits of our top voice assistant integrations so you can transform your home routines to be both simpler and safer.



    Schlage smart locks have a lot of cool features, but voice control might just be our favorite. Integrating your Schlage smart lock with a voice assistant is one of the best ways to make the most of your smart lock’s capabilities. Learn all the benefits of our top voice assistant integrations so you can transform your home routines to be both simpler and safer. 
    Voice control for smart locks.

    Amazon Alexa

    Why pair your Schlage smart lock with Amazon Alexa?

    With Amazon Alexa, you can lock and unlock your Schlage smart lock with simple voice commands. Whether you’re coming home with your hands full after a long day or just don’t want to get up off the couch, “Alexa, lock the front door” is all it takes to lock your door. You can also trigger Alexa to check the status of your lock by asking: “Alexa, is the side door locked?” This hassle-free option gives you seamless access control and peace of mind. To unlock your Schlage smart lock through Alexa, you will need to give the lock a four-digit PIN that you create with the Alexa app. And with Schlage Encode products, you can even have Alexa alert you when your battery is running low and set up smart reorders so you have replacement batteries right when you need them.


    One of biggest conveniences of integrating your Schlage smart lock with Amazon Alexa is the ability to set up automated smart home routines. These routines are essentially short cuts for Alexa, so you can initiate a series of actions with only one voice command. Build your own routine by opening the routines section in the Alexa app and selecting the + button in the top right corner to begin adding actions. One of our favorite automated routine ideas is “Goodnight alexa” – simply add all the actions that help simplify your bedtime routine, like locking the front door, turning off smart lights, powering down electronics, turning on the night light and starting sleep sounds. 

    Which Schlage Smart Locks work with Amazon Alexa?

    All Schlage smart locks are compatible with Amazon Alexa. The Schlage Encode™ family of products, including Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt, Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Encode™ Smart WiFi Lever are the easiest to set up with Amazon Alexa because their built-in WiFi can connect directly to Amazon Alexa without any additional hubs or accessories. The following Schlage smart locks can connect to Amazon Alexa when paired with the specified additional hub or accessory:


    Google Assistant

    Why pair your Schlage smart lock with Google Assistant?

    Pairing your Schlage smart lock with Google Assistant gives you the ability to check the status of your lock with “Hey Google, is my door locked?” and command it to lock with “Hey Google, lock my door.” These simple voice commands help make securing your home as smooth and hassle-free as possible.


    With Google Assistant, you can also create routines that allow you to trigger multiple actions with a single command. This is one of our favorite features because it’s a time-saver that gives real peace of mind. For example, set up a routine like “Hey Google, I’m staying in” that automatically locks your smart locks, adjusts your smart thermostat, plays your favorite music, and tailors your smart lighting. How relaxing!

    Which Schlage Smart Locks work with Google Assistant?

    Google Assistant is compatible with all Schlage smart locks. Because they have built-in WiFi, the Schlage Encode family of products do not require a smart home hub or adapter to work with Google Assistant. Simply connect to your Google Assistant-enabled device directly through WiFi.


    To connect the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with a Google Assistant-enabled device, you will need the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter. The Schlage Connect Z-Wave Plus Smart Deadbolt will need to be synced with a SmartThings hub.


    Why pair your Schlage smart lock with Siri?

    Select Schlage smart locks can be operated with Siri voice control to check the status of your lock or to lock the door. For an optimal experience, it is best to pair your device with an Apple Home Hub. First, you will need to set up a HomePod, HomePod mini, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub. Once paired, you can control your smart lock with any of your Apple devices that support Siri – whether you are at home or away. Say “Hey Siri,” then follow with a command like “Lock the front door on my lake house.” You can also use Siri to enact scenes and automations created through the Apple Home app. To control your Apple Home-enabled accessory, the latest version of iOS, tvOS or iPadOS is recommended. To ensure security, if your Siri-enabled Apple device is locked, you won’t be able to use Siri to control your smart lock. You will need to unlock your device before using Siri to lock or unlock your door.  

    Which Schlage Smart Locks work with Siri?

    Both the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Schlage Sense Smart deadbolt are compatible with Apple Home. To use Siri to control your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt or Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, follow theseinstructions.  

    Connecting your Schlage smart lock with the voice assistant of your choice can enhance your lifestyle and provide you with peace of mind. With Schlage smart locks, you get the best of both worlds: the latest technology innovations backed by over a century of trusted reliability and durability. If you’re still considering which lock is right for you, try our Get Help Deciding Tool. You can also learn more about Schlage’s smart locks and technology integrations at


    How to understand security when shopping for smart home tech.

    September 06, 2023 by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, September 6, 2023

    Smart home security | Schlage

    Use these tips to choose smart home technology that simplifies your daily home routines and keeps your home secure.



    With smart home devices available from a variety of brands and for a range of applications from smart lighting and TVs to smart security systems and voice assistants, shopping for secure smart home technology often feels complicated. We know smart home technology is convenient, but how do we know if it’s safe? Use the tips below to choose smart home technology that simplifies your daily home routines and keeps your home secure. 
    Father and son looking at smart light.

    1. Research your options

    Take some time to investigate the security and privacy options of the smart home technology you are shopping for. Use these questions to help guide your research:

    What brands offer the technology solution you want? Do they have a trusted legacy?

    Take smart security cameras as an example – you may find a low-cost security camera that offers all the features you are looking for, but the brand behind it doesn’t have a proven track record or consistent customer care. This may be cause for concern – you’ll want to know if the company has had any security breaches in the past and, if so, how they have been handled.

    Are existing customers happy? Read reviews.

    Carefully reading customer reviews will help inform you of any potential security risks, customer service experiences, and ease of enacting a product warranty. Concerns brought up by existing customers can help direct your further research, or you may find positive reviews that give you confidence moving forward with your purchase.

    Are there security measures and a privacy policy in place?

    Some smart home technology like security cameras or voice assistants may send recordings to their manufacturer’s servers. It’s a good idea to know how these systems work so that you can know if you are comfortable with the process or not. For example, voice assistants usually have a “wake word” such as “Hey Alexa” that triggers the device to start recording your voice. Often, you can activate a light or sound signal on the device to let you know when it is listening or turn off a physical button or switch to stop the device from listening. You also want to check if there is a privacy policy for the device so you know if and how recordings are stored and who has access to listen to them – you should be able to opt out of having any personal information collected and/or be able to access and delete any data it collects. Knowing these security measures can give you confidence to purchase a device you can trust.

    Is there a product warranty? If so, what are the warranty features?

    A Product warranty is a good sign that a company will stand behind their smart home technology devices and have tested that their products are safe and reliable. Responsible companies will want to provide their customers with warranty features that show confidence in their product and care for their existing customer base.

    BHMA residential security grading system for residential door hardware and smart locks.

    2. Understand security ratings

    While many smart home technologies may not have consistent third party gradings for security, you can often find independent ratings online where reviewers have set a consistent scale by which to evaluate different products within the same smart home category. For example, Common Sense Media conducted their own privacy evaluation and rating of popular smart speakers with virtual assistants, specifically gearing their analysis to help parents and educators in their decision-making process. 


    Helpfully, smart locks do have a consistent grading system through a group of industry experts called the Builders Hardware Manufacturing Association (BHMA). The BHMA has set national standards specific to residential hardware for security, durability and finish so you can have confidence in choosing the safest smart lock for your home. Their rigid criteria tests hardware to ensure that it meets either a C (good), B (better) or A (best) grade in each category. Most Schlage smart locks have earned a grade of AAA, meaning they are graded best for all three categories. Because Schlage smart locks feature advanced security measures, they are a smart choice for any home. 

    Close-up of wifi router

    3. Secure your network

    Keeping your internet router secure is vital to the safety of your smart home ecosystem. First, make sure that you update the factory default name and password of your router. Choose a network name that has no connection to your physical address; this can help prevent hackers from finding your network. Make sure to use passwords that are strong and unique – a good rule of thumb is to use a minimum of 10 characters including uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols and to avoid obvious personal information. 


    Once you have set a custom network name and secure password for your WiFi, we suggest double checking that your router has an established encryption method. WPA2 is the most common encryption method – if your router is running a lower method such as WEP or WPA, you may be at risk of a cyber attack and should consider upgrading your router. 


    A final safety measure to consider is setting up a “guest network.” This gives you an option for guests who want to use your WiFi so that you don’t have to spread your login credentials far and wide. Using a guest network is also the smartest option for connected smart home devices.

    At Schlage, we help you protect what matters most. From the moment you decide to upgrade your door hardware, Schlage is there for you with customer care, support and guidance to find the best solution to transform your home into a haven. Ready to learn more about our secure smart locks? Check out our get help deciding tool to learn which product would be the best fit for your home. 


    Work from home security made simple.

    August 31, 2023 by monica.reedy

    Thursday, August 31, 2023

    Work from home security

    Here are some simple yet important ways to keep your personal and professional information secure when working remotely.



    When you work in an office, most employers go to great lengths to keep everything secure. You might have to show or swipe your badge to enter the building and use secure network connections for your computer. There could be greeters in the lobby to monitor who’s coming and going and security cameras to record activity in and around the building. But when you work from home, most of those safety measures are either more relaxed or nonexistent. Here are some simple yet important ways to keep your personal and professional information secure when working remotely.
    Man working at laptop in home office.

    Cybersecurity tips for working from home

    In 2020, Malwarebytes surveyed IT and cybersecurity leaders about whether their companies were prepared for remote work during the coronavirus pandemic. Forty-five percent of those respondents said that devices being more exposed at home, where non-employees may have access and inadvertently compromise those devices, was their biggest cybersecurity concern. So how can you make sure you’re keeping your laptop and other devices safe at home?

    First, talk to your employer about the security requirements and resources available to you for free. There’s a good chance your company already has access to some of the cybersecurity features you’ll need most:
    • Antivirus and internet security software that helps prevent malware, spyware and other attacks

    • Operating system and software updates to provide the most current patches that fix bugs and security gaps

    • A secure VPN to safely share information across shared or public networks – like your home WiFi – as if you were connected directly to your employer’s private network

    • Centralized storage or cloud access for backing up documents

    Second, make sure your WiFi router is secure. If you’re still using the default password that came with the router, change it to something unique and hard to guess now. While you’re in there changing the password, update the name of your network, or SSID, too. Choose something that can’t be traced back to your home.


    Enable network encryption, too. There are a few methods available, but WPA2 is the strongest. You can change this through the WiFi settings on your router’s management page.


    Not only is securing your WiFi good for protecting your work data, but it also helps protect anything else you have on your network. Alexa, your smart TV, personal tablets, wifi smart locks – any device connected to the Internet of Things – is more secure when your router is password protected and encrypted.


    Perhaps the best line of defense against breaches in cybersecurity is you, not all the malware software and password managers and whatnot. Take the time to learn about phishing and email scams. Know how to identify them and report them to your employer.

    Woman working late from home office holding coffee mug.

    Safe sightlines for remote work

    You also want to keep prying eyes away from sensitive or confidential documents. With the rise in videoconferencing, be aware of what you’re screensharing. There may be “for your eyes only” information in a document without you thinking about it. You don’t want to flash that up for everyone on your Zoom meeting to see.


    On a similar note, investing in a sliding webcam cover is a work from home security best practice. While it doesn’t affect what others can see on your screen, it can help keep them from peeping something around your home office they shouldn’t. It could be a physical copy of an important document on your desk, or it could simply be a family photo in the background you’d rather not share with coworkers or third-party vendors.

    Securing your home office

    What if the prying eyes are in your own home? We doubt your family is trying to steal sensitive information, but you still need to take extra steps to keep them away from work devices and documents. Lock your computer and phone when you step away from your desk. Better yet, turn on the automatic locking function.


    Don’t let your kids or others use your work devices and be diligent about keeping work-related materials off personal devices. At best, it’s embarrassing if your kiddo accidentally emails your boss. But worst-case scenario, they send confidential information to someone or delete it altogether.


    If you need to keep a closer eye on who enters your home office, consider a secure lock on the door. Typically, we think of deadbolts and smart locks for the front door and other exterior entrances. But a wifi lock like the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever is ideal for a home office that requires an extra level of security. With its advanced features and convenient remote access, you can easily lock and unlock your door using your smartphone. It provides peace of mind knowing that your workspace is protected, even when you are away.


    Finally, whether it’s for your keypad lock, phone or computer, set secure passwords. Check out this article for how to create secure access codes.

    Schlage Encode WiFi Lever on home office door for work from home security.

    Sound privacy when you work from home

    When we talk about white noise machines for the home, it’s usually as a way to get better sleep. They work great for home offices, too, though. If you want to keep others from hearing your phone calls, try a device like the Sound+Sleep. It has 10 audio programs to fit any kind of work mood you’re in and dynamically adjusts the volume based on other noises in the room.


    Other ways to control sound in your home office are improved insulation, soundboards to keep noise from traveling through the walls and rugs or carpets. You might find that white noise machines and sound dampeners not only improve privacy but help you focus as well.

    Lock down on work from home security

    Smart locks are the perfect solution for those who work from home because they offer a seamless way to stay connected and aware of what’s happening at home without interrupting your workflow. Take the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt for example. It’s compatible with Ring Doorbell, allowing you to see who’s at the door from your phone and determine if it’s urgent enough to open. This integration provides an added layer of security and convenience, giving you the ability to manage visitors without needing to leave your desk.


    With a smart lock like the Schlage Encode, you can easily set up personalized notifications to keep tabs on the kids when they get home from school. It’s a great way to stay in the loop and ensure their safety, all while staying focused on your work. And let’s not forget about the auto-lock feature- you can program the lock to automatically secure your home for a set period of time, giving you peace of mind knowing your home is always protected even when you’re away. It’s the perfect combination of convenience and security for your work from home setup. 

    Just because you’re working remotely doesn’t mean that your home shouldn’t still feel like a haven. In fact, it’s probably even more important to make your home comfortable when you spend so much time there. Get more tips for working from home at the Schlage blog. Once you’ve created your home office, you might check out our 10 WFH upgrades or learn more about how to move your home office outdoors.


    Looking for a Ring door lock? You want a Schlage.

    August 09, 2023 by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, August 9, 2023

    Ring door lock | Schlage

    When you combine a Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Ring video doorbells and cameras, you get the best security features that both have to offer so you focus on everyday life.



    Just as you rely on your entire car – seatbelt, airbags, brakes – to keep you safe, you should be able to rely on your entire entryway – door, deadbolt, frame – to protect your home and family. That’s why, even though we make locks, Schlage encourages you to take every precaution and ensure your security fits your needs and lifestyle.


    You might think of a smart lock-security camera bundle as your home’s version of a front-collision warning system, which uses cameras, lasers and other technology to keep you safe while you focus on driving. When you combine a Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Ring video doorbells and cameras, you get the best security features that both have to offer so you focus on everyday life.

    Schlage Encode smart wifi deadbolt on front door with Ring video doorbell.

    What are the advantages of a home security camera?

    There are many advantages to installing a video doorbell or camera on your front door beyond peace of mind. Some of the tangible benefits include:


    • Make intruders think twice. Sometimes just seeing a camera will deter thieves from even attempting to enter your home, so make the camera obvious.

    • See who’s snooping. If someone does try to break in or steal a package, video footage of the event could help to identify the culprit.

    • Know when deliveries are made. Most of us have received a notification that a package was dropped off only for it to go MIA, either because the delivery wasn’t actually completed or porch pirates swiped it.

    • Know who’s in your home. See when your kids or service providers come and go.

    • Screen visitors. Whether you’re at work, don’t want your kids to answer the door for a stranger or are simply too comfortable to get off the couch, see who’s knocking without actually going to the door.

    • Improve resale value. A growing number of homebuyers are looking for smart home technology included in the deal.

    • Lower home insurance payments. Some companies will reduce your premium when you add security measures.

    Why should I trust my home to the Schlage Encode lock and Ring?

    Bundling your Schlage Encode deadbolt with a Ring camera or video doorbell lets you take advantage of the lock’s best features and then some. All Schlage products come backed with 100 years of experience in keeping your home secure. Add to that our limited lifetime warranty and you can be confident you’re getting the quality and durability you expect and need.


    It’s more than that, though. The Schlage Encode deadbolt offers greater levels of convenience from the minute you install it to the countless moments you use it every day. There’s no hardwiring needed during installation and because of its built-in WiFi, no hub is required for remote access. Check the lock’s status from anywhere, so you never have to worry or make a return trip home to doublecheck if your door is secure. Create and schedule up to 100 access codes so the people you trust most have access only when you want them to. And don’t forget about Alexa. Ask the voice assistant to lock and unlock your door (you’ll verify the unlock command with a PIN) and make the lock part of your favorite Alexa routine.


    Bring the Ring Video Doorbell into the mix you put even greater security and convenience at your fingertips. Lock and unlock the door directly from the Live View of your camera in the Ring app. This is perfect for when you get held up in the office or at the airport and need to let a dog walker or babysitter in the house. Or maybe you want to unlock the door for a friend while you finish dinner in the kitchen.


    It’s not just about the “Ring door lock,” though. You also get the benefit of being part of the Ring community. With Ring’s range of devices and accessories, you can protect your home in more ways than just securing the front door. Consider adding compatible smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as well as flood and freeze detectors as part of your complete home security. There’s even a Ring Neighbors app that helps communities work together for a safer neighborhood.


    With this flexibility and customizable options, you can easily update your surveillance as your needs change. It’s the perfect way to build the right security system with only the features you want and trust. Plus, when you choose Schlage and Ring, you’re choosing two of the industry’s leaders in home security, doing exactly what they do best. Can you think of a better way to peace of mind?


    Learn more about the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and the devices it works with at You can also find out more about the Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt’s integration with Ring Alarm on our blog.


    How to make a smart home.

    August 04, 2023 by emily.bailey

    Friday, August 4, 2023

    Smart home | Schlage

    According to recent surveys, three out of five people say that home security is the number one reason they’re exploring the latest in smart home setups.



    Smart homes are rapidly growing in popularity with the number of households in the US actively using smart home devices reaching over 60 million in 2023. Home security is a top priority for many homeowners, and smart homes can offer convenience, comfort and improved security year-round. According to recent surveys, three out of five people say that home security is the number one reason they’re exploring the latest in smart home setups. With a smart home setup, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your home is secure, even when you’re away. 


    That’s why manufacturers are developing a variety of technologies specifically designed to improve security. At the same time, they’re working together to create compatible products that deliver both convenience and savings. Here is the ultimate guide on how to make your house a smart house.

    Mid-Century Modern smart home entryway with Schlage smart lock on front door.

    How do I start building a smart home?

    Building a smart home can seem overwhelming, but it is easier than you might think. First, consider the devices you’ll need for your smart home setup. These can range from smart lights and thermostats to smart locks and cameras. The cost of these devices can vary widely, but a good rule of thumb is to budget around $1,000 for a basic setup. To be considered a smart home, your house needs to have reliable internet connection and a Wi-Fi network. Once you have these basics in place, you can start building your smart home.

    Smart speaker next to Schlage smart lock.

    Secure more with smart integrations

    Smart home technology has revolutionized the way we live, and by taking advantage of compatible tech devices like a smart lock with a camera, you can enjoy all the incredible benefits technology has to offer. Whether you are looking to improve your home’s security, energy efficiency, or convenience you can create a seamless smart home experience with these smart integrations. 

    Jogger using apple watch home keys to unlock front door.

    Schlage Encode ™ Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Apple Home Key

    The Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt makes seamless access simple and secure. The built-in WiFi compatibility connects directly to your home’s WiFi network, giving you the ability to control your lock from anywhere, manage up to 100 customized access codes, and see lock history when paired to the Schlage Home app – no extra hub required. And with Apple home keys compatibility, you can simply tap to lock or unlock using your iPhone or Apple Watch.

    Google home smart speaker.

    Schlage Encode ™ Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant

    The Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt is changing the way you protect what matters most. Built-in WiFi and secure encryption help you control and monitor your home from anywhere, no additional accessories needed. Plus, you can pair it with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to lock and unlock the door, and check the status of your Schlage Sense deadbolt all with the power of your voice.

    Kid reading in room with lamp on.

    Install smart lighting

    Nearly two-thirds of homeowners consider lighting when they’re thinking about smart home technology. Smart bulbs that can be remotely controlled and networked on timers and dimmers are convenient and energy efficient. Major manufacturers like Samsung and Phillips are lighting the way in home automation.

    Mom and children looking at tablet.

    Install a smart thermostat

    Look to companies like Ecobee, Nest, Honeywell and Bosch to put the “control” in climate control. Whether you’re automating your heating and AC, setting up individual climate zones within your home or looking to control and monitor your home temperature while you’re away, this is the ideal option for comfort and energy savings.

    Woman checking smartphone.

    Install smart locks

    We’ve already explored the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, but Schlage offers a wide selection of smart locks to meet a variety of needs. Go keyless with secure customizable keycodes. Monitor and manage who’s coming and going. And enjoy the safety, simplicity and style that Schlage offers.

    Schlage Encode WiFi Door Lock with Ring Video Doorbell

    Install smart doorbells and cameras

    Who’s at the door? Are the kids home from school? Are you expecting a delivery? No matter where you are, video doorbells and remotely monitored security cameras can help you stay in the loop with what’s happening inside and outside of your home. Products from Ring, Nest and Amazon are revolutionizing home access. And peace of mind.

    Ring video doorbell on white board and batten home with Schlage smart lock.

    Ring Video Doorbell 3 with the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt

    Use the Ring app to monitor who is at the door from anywhere. Control your smart lock from your phone and see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet or PC.

    SimpliSafe security sign in front of home.

    Install smart security

    It’s important to remember that home security starts at the front door with a smart lock. Combining it with a monitored home security system can take protection to the next level. You can go with complete legacy systems like ADT or try network kits from companies like SimpliSafe or Abode. It all comes down to cost, convenience and compatibility. Learn more about which security systems are compatible with Schlage smart locks with our Works With page.

    Smart TV remote.

    Install whole-home-automation

    About half of those with smart homes also use their network to control smart TVs, speaker systems and other smart products such as appliances and window shades. Products from Wink, Samsung, Google and Apple provide a number of networking options with a variety of smart home device offerings.

    Smart home security starts at the front door quote.

    The popularity of smart tech is only expected to grow as innovation fuels better products. When you consider the convenience, safety, security - and fun - connected technologies can bring you, it’s easy to see why you’d want to build a smart home system. Ready to begin building your dream smart home? Visit our website to view Schlage’s smart lock offerings or use our Get Help Deciding tool to find the perfect smart lock for your home.


    How to pair your Schlage smart lock with your new smart device.

    August 02, 2023 by monica.reedy

    Wednesday, August 2, 2023

    Schlage smart locks | Schlage

    Here’s a list of resources to help you get your new Schlage smart lock connected quickly and hassle-free to other smart devices in your home.



    Enhancing your life with the latest smart home device should be exciting and simple – not an installation nightmare. Whether you’ve upgraded to the latest smart home hub or a new voice control assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant,  it is easy to sync your new device with your Schlage smart lock. Here’s a list of resources to help you get connected quickly and hassle-free.


    Schlage smart wifi lock on mudroom door.


    Before you can sync your devices, make sure the lock is properly installed on your door and that you have the smartphone app that corresponds with your hub and lock. You may need to create an account and complete some initial start-up steps via the app before pairing your devices. Find step-by-step interactive installation instructions for each of our smart locks online:



    Now let’s get connected.

    Samsung SmartThings

    Why pair SmartThings with the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt?


    • Let in trusted friends and family or secure the deadbolt if you forgot by locking and unlocking your door from anywhere using the SmartThings app
    • Gain peace of mind by checking the status of your lock from your smartphone
    • Get app alerts when a user code is entered so you know who is coming and going from your home
    • More advanced features with the Schlage Connect lock with Z-Wave Plus

    To pair your Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Samsung SmartThings, open the SmartThings app on your mobile device and tap on Home. Under Things, choose Add a Thing and follow the directions in the app. At the end of enrollment, a green light on your lock indicates success.

    Schlage Encode WiFi Door Lock with Ring Video Doorbell

    Ring Video Doorbell

    Why pair Ring Video Doorbell with the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt?


    • See and speak to guests at your door and unlock the door for trusted friends and family with the Ring app
    • Check the status of your lock remotely and, if you forgot to secure the deadbolt before leaving home, lock it using the app on your phone


    To sync your Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt to your Ring Video Doorbell, download the Schlage Home and Ring apps to your smart phone and create accounts if needed. Follow the setup instructions in the Schlage Home app and make sure your lock is connected to WiFi. Next, you’ll add the lock in the Ring App. Follow the steps in the Ring app to add a new device.

    iPhone and Apple Watch

    The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Smart WiFi Lever work with the Schlage Home App for Apple Watch. Simply download the app to lock and unlock as well as check the status of your deadbolt from your Apple Watch.


    The Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt are both Apple Home™ enabled locks and compatible with a variety of Apple® devices through the Apple Home app. Why pair one of your Apple devices with the Schlage Encode Plus or Schlage Sense lock?


    • Lock/unlock your deadbolt from your iPhone or Apple Watch screen in the Apple Home app
    • Use Siri voice control to operate and check the status of your lock when near the lock
    • For the Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt, create and manage always-on access codes in the Apple Home app


    The Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt also supports Apple home keys for iPhone and Apple Watch. Why pair home keys with the Schlage Encode Plus lock?


    • Simply tap to lock and unlock the door using Apple home keys, stored in your Apple Wallet, on your iPhone or Apple Watch for easy and secure access to your home

    • Express mode for home keys offers the ability to use your iPhone or Apple Watch as your key without the need for authentication for quick unlock access

    There are a few ways to set up your devices to control your Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Apple home keys via your Apple Watch or iPhone:

    Woman unlocking front door with Apple Watch

    Setting up the Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt in Apple Home app

    If your Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt is already set up with the Schlage Home app, you’ll next need to pair it with HomeKit. From the Schlage Home app, select Works With from the dropdown menu and add HomeKit. Follow the instructions in the app. When it asks you to Add Accessory, you can tap your phone to the interior side of the lock on the HomeKit label or manually type in the HomeKit setup code found on the inside of the lock’s interior. Once the lock has been found and paired with HomeKit, select Yes when it asks if you want to use home keys. It will then ask if you want to use Express Mode. This mode allows you to unlock doors by holding your iOS device near the lock without first authenticating your iPhone or Watch with face or touch ID. You can choose to enable or disable Express Mode. Complete the setup process by following the final steps in the Schlage Home app.


    If you choose to control your Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt using the Apple Home app only, open the Apple Home app on your phone and choose Add Accessory. Locate the HomeKit setup label on the inside of the interior portion of the lock and tap your phone to that label. Alternatively, you can manually enter the HomeKit setup code shown on the label. When prompted, select Add to Home. Put the lock into pairing mode by pressing the black button on the inside of the lock’s interior. When the blue light flashes slowly, tap your phone to the lock to pair or choose to enter the HomeKit setup code manually. From here, you can follow the steps provided in the app.

    Setting up the Schlage Sense deadbolt in Apple Home app

    Open the Apple Home app on your iPhone and choose Add Accessory. Locate the HomeKit setup label on the inside of the interior portion of the lock or Quick Start Guide and scan the HomeKit QR code. Alternatively, you can manually enter the HomeKit setup code shown on the label. When prompted, select Add to Home.


    If setting up from the Schlage Home app after using the guided interactive instructions, choose “Continue with HomeKit.” Once you’ve chosen the “Continue with HomeKit” option, follow the instructions provided in the Schlage Home app.

    Apple TV®, iPad®, HomePod or HomePod Mini

    The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Encode Plus Smart Deadbolt are also compatible with a variety of Apple devices, including Apple TV, iPad, HomePod and HomePod Mini  Apple TV, iPad and HomePod via HomeKit, which allow more options for access control and home automation. Why pair one of these Apple home hub devices with the Schlage Encode Plus lock or Schlage Sense lock in your Apple Home app?


    • Lock/unlock and check status of your lock remotely, which can give greater convenience and security
    • Allow your lock to work in tandem with other Apple HomeKit™-enabled devices in your home through the Apple Home app
    • For the Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt, remotely create and manage always-on access codes in the Apple Home app
    • Create automations that allow your lock to work with other Apple HomeKit-enabled devices in your home
    • Use Siri® to lock and unlock your door for hands-free convenience remotely
    • Receive notifications from the Apple Home app when the lock is used so you know who is coming and going from your home

    Here is a guide to setting up remote connectivity with Apple HomeKit using a compatible Apple TV, iPad or HomePod.

    Voice Assistants

    Don’t forget that you can use voice assistants with your smart deadbolts, too. In most cases, you’ll need to use one of the smart hubs above to take advantage of the compatibility between your lock and Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.

    Man cooking in kitchen speaking to Amazon Alexa speaker.

    Amazon Alexa

    Because of its built-in WiFi, you don’t need a smart hub to connect your Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt or Encode Smart WiFi Lever with an Alexa-enabled device. To start using your Schlage Encode locks with Alexa, access the Alexa app on your smartphone, choose the Schlage Home skill and follow the instructions in the app.


    If you have the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, all you need is the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter to use Alexa. Find instructions here.


    Samsung SmartThings is compatible with the Schlage Connect Deadbolt with Z-Wave Plus technology. Use this link for instructions on how to connect your Schlage Connect deadbolt with Z-Wave Plus to Alexa.

    Google Assistant

    To pair Google Assistant with your Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt or Encode Smart WiFi Lever , follow these instructions.


    If you’re a Google Assistant user and have the Schlage Sense deadbolt, make sure you have the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter to take advantage of voice control capabilities. Find instructions here.


    To use Siri to control your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt or Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, follow these instructions. You can also learn which Apple devices support “Hey Siri” here.

    If you’re still considering which lock is right for you, try our Get Help Deciding Tool. You can also learn more about all of Schlage’s smart locks and find additional partners like Leviton that help you get the most from your deadbolt every day at


    What you need to know to use Amazon Alexa with your Schlage smart locks.

    July 28, 2023 by emily.bailey

    Friday, July 28, 2023

    Schlage smart locks and Amazon Alexa | Schlage

    When you take advantage of the benefits of home sharing, you want the experience to be simple for you and enjoyable for your guests. Smart locks and electronic deadbolts can help achieve that.



    Schlage smart locks offer superior convenience at your fingertips. And with Amazon Alexa, you don’t even need your hands for some of the best features. By integrating your Schlage smart lock with an Amazon Alexa device, all it takes is “Alexa, lock the front door” or “Alexa, is the side door unlocked?” for peace of mind without any hassle. Here’s what you need to get started.
    Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt in matte black with Century trim on front door.

    Which Schlage smart locks are compatible with Amazon Alexa?

    All of Schlage’s smart locks are compatible with Amazon Alexa. In a few cases, you will need to connect the devices via an adapter or smart home hub. However, the Schlage Encode™ family of products, because of their built-in WiFi, do not require additional hubs or accessories.


    • Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt, Z-Wave Plus: Aeotec hub, Homey Pro hub, or Ring Alarm base station

    • Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt: No hub required

    • Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Lever: No hub required

    • Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt: No hub required

    What can Amazon Alexa and Schlage smart locks do?

    Sometimes it just feels like work to set up another home automation feature – so why is it worth it to pair your Schlage smart lock with Amazon Alexa? Here are our favorite features:


    • Lock and unlock the door with a simple voice command. If you’re elbow-deep in dishes but forgot to lock the door, just say “Alexa, lock the side door” – simple and easy.

    • Check the status of your lock. No more internal battle of whether to get out of bed at night to check the status of your lock – all you need to do is say “Alexa, is the front door locked?” for instant peace of mind.

    • Set up automation routines. With Amazon Alexa, it’s easy to set up automation routines like “Goodnight Alexa” to turn off lights, shut down connected devices and lock the door. We love an efficient bedtime routine.

    How does the voice unlock feature for Amazon Alexa work?

    The unlocking feature is disabled by default for your security. Log in to the Amazon Alexa app and enter your password to enable this feature in the locks device settings. When you enable unlock by voice, you will be required to set a four-digit PIN, which must be spoken before Alexa will unlock the door. When you say, “Alexa, unlock the front door,” Alexa will ask for the PIN. If the PIN is correct, Alexa will unlock the door. After three attempts to unlock the door with an incorrect PIN, Alexa will disable the unlocking feature and the door will remain locked. You can re-enable the feature by logging into the Amazon Alexa app and repeating the process.

    What should I do if my spoken pin is compromised?

    Log in to the Amazon Alexa app to change your PIN as needed. We recommend changing your PIN at regular intervals just as you would a computer password.

    Can the unlock feature be used with Amazon Alexa smart home routines?

    Both locking and unlocking can be included in Amazon Alexa routines.

    In which countries is the Amazon Alexa voice unlock feature enabled?

    This functionality is currently available in the United States only.

    Ready to outfit your home with one of Schlage's smartest locks yet? Visit to learn more  and use our Get Help Deciding Toolto find the lock that’s right for you. If you have any questions as you set up your new smart home tech, reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter for help.


    Simplify home sharing with Schlage smart locks.

    July 27, 2023 by emily.bailey

    Thursday, July 27, 2023

    Simplify home sharing with Schlage electronic locks | Schlage

    When you take advantage of the benefits of home sharing, you want the experience to be simple for you and enjoyable for your guests. Smart locks and electronic deadbolts can help achieve that.



    When you take advantage of the benefits of home sharing, you want the experience to be simple for you and enjoyable for your guests. Smart locks and electronic deadbolts can help achieve that. They are easy to install and use, provide peace of mind thanks to their superior security and offer keyless convenience so it’s easy to grant access to guests without worrying about lost keys. Some locks can be controlled remotely, giving you access from anywhere, even when you aren’t in the same state as your property.
    Man at front door with electronic lock.

    Be prepared

    Part of giving your guests a superior experience is making sure everything, including the door lock, is ready before their arrival.


    • Make sure your door is properly aligned so that the deadbolt continues to operate smoothly. As the seasons and humidity change, the wood around your door can expand, contract or warp. When this happens, you might find that your deadbolt will rub or stick in the door jamb. Make regular checks on the door’s structure and impact on your lock.

    • When you create an access code for your guest, make it something they won’t forget. We recommend the last four digits of their phone number.

    • If you don’t want guests forgetting to lock up behind themselves, program the auto-lock feature on your Schlage smart lock. You can set the delay for as short as 15 seconds or as long as four minutes.

    • When you create an access code, you can also schedule that code to be deleted at a specific day and time. If your guests are supposed to check out on Tuesday morning, you won’t have to remember to change or remove the code. Simply set the expiration for noon on Tuesday and prepare for your next visitors.

    • In the event that your guest will need to change the smart lock’s batteries during their stay, we recommend having spare batteries easily accessible on the property. Replacing batteries is simple, especially with spares on hand and our tip sheets below.

    • If you’d like to have a traditional key available to guests in an emergency, like if the battery dies while they’re away and you’re not on site, you can store it in a lockbox in another location. Should they need access to the key, you can then provide them with a code to the lockbox with minimal inconvenience.


    If you’re still unsure about whether smart locks are right for your Airbnb, Vrbo or other vacation rental, check out this article on why smart locks are a smart business decision.

    Welcome guests

    But if you’re already onboard and are looking to make it even easier for you and your guests to enjoy all the benefits of a Schlage smart lock, here are some helpful tip sheets. They’ll walk your guests through how best to use the lock during their stay, what to do in certain scenarios such as a battery warning and the meanings of the icons and lights on the touchscreens.


    Feel free to download and provide these tips to your guests, either by posting them in the rental or including them in a welcome packet or other pre-visit communication. They’ll know you went the extra step to make their stay that much more secure and convenient.


    Smart locks and electronic deadbolts provide security and convenience for homeowners and home hosts alike. Look to Schlage to provide peace of mind that can only come from a brand with nearly 100 years of experience and trust.